Electrical Engineering and Music with concentration in Music Technology, BSEE

This intercollege combined major is designed for students who would like to explore their interest in music technology while earning the benefit of a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. The music industry relies heavily on electronic technology in the production (e.g., electronic musical instruments and performance/recording technology), storage (e.g., mp3 and other file storage formats), and distribution (e.g., streaming services) of music. The program combines the content of two majors to allow students to learn the breadth and depth of the convergence between electrical engineering and music technology. 

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in EECE courses

Engineering Requirements

Complete 47 semester hours in engineering as indicated below.

Required Courses
EECE 2150Circuits and Signals: Biomedical Applications5
EECE 2160Embedded Design: Enabling Robotics4
Electrical Engineering Fundamentals
EECE 2412
and EECE 2413
Fundamentals of Electronics
and Lab for EECE 2412
EECE 2520Fundamentals of Linear Systems4
EECE 2530
and EECE 2531
Fundamentals of Electromagnetics
and Lab for EECE 2530
Computer Engineering Fundamentals
Complete one of the following. If more than one computer engineering fundamentals course is taken, it may count as a technical elective:4-5
Fundamentals of Digital Design and Computer Organization
and Lab for EECE 2322
Fundamentals of Networks
Fundamentals of Engineering Algorithms
Capstone Courses
EECE 4790Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone 14
EECE 4792Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone 24
Technical Electives
Complete EECE 5697 or an additional technical elective from the following:4
Fundamentals of Digital Design and Computer Organization
and Lab for EECE 2322
Independent Study
Sustainable Energy: Materials, Conversion, Storage, and Usage
Directed Study
Nanotechnology in Engineering
Fundamentals of Networks
Enabling Engineering
Computer Architecture and Organization
Electronics 2
Biomedical Electronics
Wireless Sensor Networks and the Internet of Things
Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Supplemental Credit
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
2 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:2
Noise and Stochastic Processes
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Professional Development

GE 1000Introduction to the Study of Engineering1
EECE 2000Introduction to Engineering Co-op Education1
EECE 3000Professional Issues in Engineering1
Required course with additional credit not used in the engineering requirement above:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 1

Supporting Courses: Mathematics/Science 

Complete 33 semester hours in mathematics and science as indicated below:

CHEM 1151General Chemistry for Engineers4
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2321Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2341Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering4
PHYS 1151
and PHYS 1152
and PHYS 1153
Physics for Engineering 1
and Lab for PHYS 1151
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151
PHYS 1155
and PHYS 1156
and PHYS 1157
Physics for Engineering 2
and Lab for PHYS 1155
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1155
2 semester hours from the following course count toward this requirement:2
Noise and Stochastic Processes
Supplemental Credit
1 semester hour from the following course count toward this requirement:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Music Requirements

Music Theory
MUSC 1201Music Theory 14
MUSC 1202Music Theory 24
Required Context Course
MUSC 1001Music in Everyday Life4
Music in Context
Complete one of the following:4
Black Popular Music
Popular Music Since 1945
History of Electronic Music
Punk Rock
40,000 Years of Music Technology
Divas, DJs, and Double Standards
Music, Sound, and the Screen
Topics in Music since 1900
Hip Hop in the Music Industry
Acoustics or Music Elective
Complete MUSC 2350 or a MUSC elective at the 2000 level or above:4
Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Music
MUSC 2000 to MUSC 5999
Music Technology
MUST 1220Introduction to Music Technology4
MUST 2431Computer Music Fundamentals4
Music Technology Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Interactive Music Programming
Composition for Electronic Instruments
Special Topics in Music Technology

Writing Requirement and Additional NUpath Courses

A grade of C or higher is required in both First-Year Writing  and Advanced Writing in the Disciplines.

ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
ENGW 3302Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions4
or ENGW 3315 Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
NUpath Requirements through Open Electives
NUpath requirements Interpreting Culture (IC), Societies and Institutions (SI), and Differences and Diversity (DD) are not explicitly satisfied by required engineering courses. Students are responsible for satisfying these requirements with general electives.

Required General Electives

Complete one academic, nonremedial, nonrepetitive course, equivalent to 4 semester hours.4

Course Work That Does Not Count Toward the Engineering Degree

Students in engineering are allowed to count a maximum of two pass/fail courses toward their degree program. Only general electives outside the College of Engineering may be taken on a pass/fail grading basis. A maximum of one pass/fail course is allowed per semester.

Program Requirement

136 total semester hours required